Public Domain

When we went to Public Domain, it was right at the height of a coffee break. If you've ever been in a coffee shop in the middle of that kind of rush you know that there was a line and a wait. Public Domain is located on SW Broadway and Alder, which is basically the busiest part of downtown Portland. Once I got through the...

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I’m in Dublin… Sort of…

I have something a little different to share today. I received a tweet from Jane, the voice behind the beautiful blog Ill Seen Ill Said. The tweet had a photograph attached to it and said,"I did a double-take thinking this was you in this Irish ad!!" Now, I've been known to model here and there so I thought it was either going to be a photograph...

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Portland’s International Rose Test Garden

Walking through the gardens of Washington Park in Portland's West Hills is a surreal experience. You have to drive up to the area through a neighborhood of gorgeous estates then walk down into the gardens from a stone lined enclosure. It feels like stepping through the looking glass into the garden of the Red Queen in Wonderland. It was especially surreal since we tried to...

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Let me tell you, its been a busy week. Getting the apartment move in ready has been a bit more challenging than we anticipated, but we are still incredibly excited and thankful and can't wait to finally call it home. Living in limbo is no fun. Lucky for us, Cory has had this week off from work giving us time to prep the apartment and to...

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Volunteer Park Conservatory

Seattle is one of our favorite big cities to visit, but there is so much to do there, it's hard to experience everything in a short trip. Before leaving this time, we knew there were a couple places we had to visit. One of those places was the Volunteer Park Conservatory, a 5-chambered greenhouse with some of the most amazing and beautiful plant life in...

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So, today is National Doughnut Day and we are sharing photographs of cake and cupcakes. Why is that you ask? Because we went to THREE different doughnut shops in Portland and each one was completely SOLD OUT. SOLD OUT ON NATIONAL DOUGHNUT DAY. It wasn't even noon! We were a bit mystified and decided to drown our sorrows with cupcakes, specifically the toasted coconut cupcake from...

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Happy Friday! How has your week been? It's been a bit stressful around here and we are definitely looking forward to getting out of town, attending a few creative meetings and celebrating our 1st wedding anniversary this weekend! And now, a few links we are endlessly enraptured with this week...

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Rain, Woods & a Bright Red VW Bus

A short time ago, I got an email from a local creative. He wanted to know if Jade and I would be up for collaborating and doing a photo-shoot together. This fellow turned out to be Mark Mirocha, a Portland based lifestyle and wedding photographer with some remarkable talent. Over the course of a few weeks, we emailed each other and planned to meet up...

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Though this week really wasn't a complete wash, it kind of felt like one since I was fighting off illness, Jade wasn't sleeping the best and we had to postpone some plans.  On top of that we had to cancel the viewings of some possible new places to move in to. At least we were able to see the Woodburn Tulip Festival before it closed, check out...

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Derby Day at the Lizard Lounge

Besides Jade mentioning her love for the incredible hats from time to time, we've never had a reason to celebrate the Kentucky Derby. We've never been to Kentucky...

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